Sports & Recreation 06.06.19

3rd Annual #SeanStrong5k event

The 3rd Annual Sean Strong 5k event will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Where: Howard L. Goff Middle School, Gilligan Road, East Greenbush.
8 am registration, and race begins at 9 am
Registration Fee: $30 — Run & Walk ($35 day of)
$15 — Kids 1 Mile
Kids Sprint Free! (must register)

Water & Refreshments will be provided!
T-Shirt Included!

For more info contact:

#SeanStrong5K at

*All Proceeds benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute Pediatric brain tumor research*

#SeanStrong5k – Sponsorship Levels
To Honor Sean’s Favorite Sport

1st Base: $100
Company name listed on Board at Registration, 1st tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

2nd Base: $250
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, 2nd tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

3rd Base: $500
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, 3rd tier listing on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet

Home Run: $750
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, Company Logo on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet and at the Water Stop

Grand Slam: $1,000
Company name listed on Social Media, Board at Registration, top listing of logo on Tee Shirt and in Race Packet and at the Water Stop.


Sand Lake Town Beach opening date

The Sand Lake Town Beach will open on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Hours are from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM every day. The cost for residents is free. Passes can only be issued at the Town Clerk’s office during regular hours starting on Friday, June 21, 2019. Non-residents may not use the beach. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-674-2026 ext. 122.


Upcoming Programs at Grafton Lakes State Park

(Cropseyville, NY) – Join us for our upcoming June programs:

Saturday, June 8th—Stroll around Shaver Pond at 1pm: Get ready for summer at Grafton lakes State Park! Enjoy a 2-mile guided hike with a naturalist over moderate terrain and take in the beautiful views of Shaver Pond. Program meets at 1:00pm at the Welcome Center. Please pre-register at (518)-279-1155.

Saturday, June 15th—Little Johnny’s to Long Pond Hike at 10am: Accompany our environmental educator for a semi-difficult 4-mile hike in one of the more remote corners of our park. Once you stray away from the popular beaches and trails, you never know what you’ll see or hear. Meet at the welcome center and depart on the hike at 10:00am. Please pre-register at (518) 279-1155.

Saturday, June 22nd—Guided Hike to Dickinson Hill Fire Tower @ 1pm: Enjoy a 3-mile moderate hike to the historic Dickinson Hill fire tower with an environmental educator. On a clear day you can observe the Adirondack Mountains, the Green Mountains, and the Taconic Range from the top of the tower. Program meets at 1:00 PM at the welcome center before driving to the trailhead. Please RSVP at (518) 279-1155.

Saturday, June 29th– Go Fish! Free Fishing Clinic 9am-1pm. On free fishing weekend, no license is required. Educators from DEC’s I Fish NY program will be on hand to show you how to fish, who’s in the lake, and they even provide poles to use! Ages 6 & up. Clinic is free, but gate fee of $8/vehicle still applies. Gate fee is refundable if leaving directly after program.

Saturday, June 29th—Busy Beavers at 1pm. Learn about all the great things these forest workers do to create a healthy habitat for themselves and many other creatures. Weather permitting, we will

take a 25-minute walk to a beaver habitat to see the lodges that beavers at Grafton build! Please call to pre-register (518) 279-1155.



4-H Shooting Sports Archery Session for Youth

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Youth Development program is holding a four week 4-H Shooting Sports archery session. This program is for youth nine and older (as of January 1, 2019) who would like to learn about the safe and responsible use of archery equipment as well as equipment maintenance and other related topics. In doing so, the 4-H Shooting Sports program provides opportunities for youth to gain valuable skills, practice leadership, and build relationships with non-parent adults. This 4-H archery session will meet on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Castleton Fish & Game Club. There is a $40.00 registration fee for 4-H members and $50.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required no later than Wednesday, July 3, and registration will be limited. To register a youth, or for more information, please contact Eileen DePaula at 518-272-4210 or For more information about this and other programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, please call 518-272-4210. No one shall be denied the opportunity to participate or receive information based on their ability to pay. If you have special needs that we can accommodate please let us know at the time of your call.


2019 Nassau Sportsmen’s Club Kids Fishing Derby

Date— Saturday, June 8th, registration starts—8am
Derby times— 9am to 12pm
Derby is for all kids 0 to 16 yrs. old.

Bring a fishing pole and have fun!
Bait and hooks provided.
Bring your own chair.

After fishing, stick around for lunch and prizes.
Location- Club Pond at 370 Boyce Rd Nassau, NY.


Hugs From Henry Inc. golf fundraiser

Hugs From Henry Inc. will be holding their golf fundraiser once again at the Van Patten Golf Club at 924 Main St., Clifton Park, NY 12065 on Mon., June 17th. Registration will start at 8 am with a 9 am shot gun start (18 holes). At 1 pm, we will have a buffet lunch. Donations are $100 per golfer (for a team of 4) which covers green fees, cart and buffet lunch. We will present awards, prizes and will have raffles. We are also looking for people or businesses to sponsor a hole for a $100 donation. 100% of all proceeds go to the health and welfare of homeless animals and our volunteers and staff are never paid for the work they do. Entry forms can be found on our website on the events page. Please sign up by June 7th.


Grafton Fitness Opportunities

Rensselaer County’s Everett Wagar Senior Center, 2 Roxborough Road, Grafton, has several opportunities to keep our residents 60 and older in shape. Chair Yoga is offered 3 times a week at no charge. This is a low-impact workout for the body and mind. Aerobic Swimming is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Bennington Rec Center with transportation. Water aerobics offers a resistance and buoyancy that cannot be experienced on ground. The center has a small exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bikes. Regular exercise reduces the risk of injury, decreased symptoms of depression, and improves mobility. Regular exercise can lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles, correct body posture, relieve pain and promotes weight loss. Residents 60 and older are encouraged to get into a good exercise routine. For more information, call the center at 518-279-3413.


17th Annual Schodack Valley Fire Co. Golf Tournament

Please Join Us for the 17th Annual Schodack Valley

Fire Co. Golf Tournament on June 20th at Winding Brook CC in Valatie. Registration starts at 9 am; shotgun start at 10am. $100 entry gets you 18 holes of golf with cart, beer & soda, breakfast, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, and chance to win a new car compliments of Goldstein Auto Group. Call Brian at 518-429-1410 for details.


Senior Domino Group Seeks More Players

The Town of East Greenbush Senior Domino Group meets each Wednesday from 12-3 PM in the Town Hall Community Room.

Join in the fun by stopping by any Wednesday to check it out!  You do not need to be an experienced player.  They will teach you. For questions call 518-477-4194.



Town of East Greenbush Adult Bocce

Bocce players meet in Onderdonk Park on Hampton Avenue at 5:45 PM each Thursday evening throughout the Spring and Summer.

The group is currently seeking more players.  This is not a competitive league and it is a lot of fun with great people!  Stop by any Thursday to see what’s it all about.

Any weather cancellations will be posted on the Town’s website and sent as a Nixle alert on the Town’s alert system.  For questions call 518-477-4194.


Form a team and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Did you ever think of starting a team to help eliminate Alzheimer’s disease? You’re invited to attend a session on how to start a team and participate in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It’s easy to sign up, and it is an extremely rewarding experience. Join us in the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor!

In the session, we’ll share ideas about how to register your team, team building, and fundraising. Teams can be just one person or as many as you like! One in three people know someone who is living with Alzheimer’s. Here is your chance to help improve their lives and prevent others from having to live with this devastating disease.

Please drop in to learn more on one of the dates and locations below. Stop in any time during the time frame listed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lori Gardner at (518) 461-1439 or Thorel Mead at (518) 283-3077. Help us make a difference!

Please join us on:

June 21, 2019- Longest Day Unbreakable Nutrition, 6:00am-6:00pm, 12 Mall Way #1, Averill Park, NY 12018

June 22, 2019- Times Union Center (Albany Empire game), 3:30pm – end.

August 6, 2019- Brunswick Community Center, 6:30-8:00, Concert in the park.

We hope to see you there!

Together we can help end Alzheimer’s disease!


Burden Lake Assoc. Golf Outing Fundraiser

A Burden Lake Association Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Sat., June 8th, at the Burden Lake Country Club, 162 Totem Lodge Rd., Averill Park. All proceeds will go toward the Water Quality Fund.

9-9:30 am Check in and continental breakfast.
10 am shotgun start.
Light lunch when golfing is complete.

$110 per player/$400 per foursome…scramble format.
Registration deadline: June 1st. Non-golfing guests are invited to purchase lunch.

For more information on golfing, sponsoring, etc., contact event coordinators: Mark Esslie at 518-852-4828, Mike Durant at 518-526-1016.

Please support us in this fundraiser.


Town of East Greenbush Senior Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will continue at 11 AM on Wednesdays in the East Greenbush Town Hall Community Room through the end of June and then break for the summer months.  If you would like to join, give us a call at 518-477-4194 or walk ins are welcome.

Instructor: Judi England, RN, licensed massage therapist, and professionally certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Judi has offered programs in wellness, yoga, meditation, and stress management for over 25 years throughout the Capital Region. She currently serves as Senior Health Education Coordinator for Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York, and as an Independent Health Educator for businesses and organizations. Her blog “Holistic Health” appeared in the Times Union for ten years.

Reconnect the body, mind and spirit through gentle movements, breathwork and deep relaxation.  We’ll work on flexibility, balance and core strength with options to build or modify your practice. All movements will be done seated or standing with a chair for support.  All are welcome to enjoy the benefits of yoga – regardless of physical ability or limitations.


Rensselaer Youth Outdoors Forest Conservation Corps Teen Sumer Program

Rensselaer County, NY: Rensselaer Youth Outdoors is announcing an environmental education summer program for teenagers, aged 14-16. The program will combine recreation and education experiences while teens work on valuable conservation projects protecting Rensselaer county’s parks, waters and natural resources.

The four-week program will run weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, July 22 to August 16, with space for 10 teens each week.

Week 1: July 22-July 26 – Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center
Week 2: July 29-August 2 – Grafton Lakes State Park
Week 3: August 5-August 9 – Poestenkill Community Forest
Week 4: August 12-August 16 – Albert Family Community Forest

Participants who complete a full week of the program will receive a certificate and a $100 stipend at the end of the week.
For more information or to download an application, visit and click the Programs tab
Contact RYO Program Coordinator Amanda McCreary with questions at: Email:
Phone: 518-810-4544.


Search and Rescue Volunteers Needed

The Tri-State Emergency Team is recruiting volunteers to provide wildland and underwater searches within a 100-mile radius of Waterford, NY.  This includes all aspects of field and underwater search.  The Tri-State Emergency Team responds when requested by NYS Forest Rangers and other Police Agencies throughout New York State, Western Vermont and Massachesettes.

We are looking for certified scuba divers, experienced boat handlers, and people who enjoy hiking and the outdoors in general who wish to help people in need.   The team will provide training and complete support as needed.  Our headquarters is located in Waterford.  Applicants need not live in Waterford to volunteer. If interested, please call 518-237-6744 or visit our website at


June Albany Pine Bush Preserve Program & Special Event Schedule

Morning Meander
Friday June 7, 2019, 10:00am
Suitable for adults

Start your day outdoors and join us for a hike along the yellow trail of the Karner Barrens trailhead (#1). We plan to hike 2.6 miles. This Morning Meander will meet inside the Discovery Center.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11:00am
Suitable for all ages

Are those bubbles? Is it a cocoon or is it spit? No, it’s a spittlebug! Join us for a 0.9 mile walk and talk about this common and harmless insect here in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and throughout the United States.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit

Historic Trolley Tour
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00am–11:00am
Suitable for tweens, teens, and adults

Come aboard and join Albany Pine Bush staff and local historians for a 2-hour ride through the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. You will hear about the people, places and stories that once filled this area. We will be making several stops within the 3,300-acre preserve. Bring your questions and curiosity as you sit back on this historical adventure.
Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Special Program Fee: $10 per person. Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit


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